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MEL 2014年杰出博士后基金申请指南
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MEL 2014年杰出博士后基金申请指南

Application Guidelines for MEL 2014 Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

为促进学术交流,提高实验室的学术研究水平和高层次人才培养能力,鼓励系统性或探索性的研究,促进实质性的学科交叉,近海海洋环境科学国家重点实验室(厦门大学)(英文简称MEL)特设立“MEL杰出博士后基金MEL Outstanding Postdoctoral Scholarship),该基金的申请指南说明如下:

一、申请对象

国内外高校优秀的博士毕业生,或在近3年内获得博士学位。

二、资助研究领域

海洋环境科学相关领域及与实验室主攻方向相关的其他学科领域。

三、申请审批程序

1.    提交申请:申请者需提交MEL博士后基金申请表、个人简历(含博士学位证书或相应的学校证明)、1-2篇已发表过的代表作及三名以上专家信息等申请材料,申请之前应与3名拟合作导师(科研人员列表 中的博士生导师)联系,并确定与上述3名拟合作导师的合作次序。该基金常年接受申请,两次审批前的申请截止时间为731日和1031日。

2.    审批程序1MEL及学院):由博士后基金召集人邀请相关专业的教授初选,并邀请10名以上的校内外专家听取面试并投票,票数通过2/3,结果送室务委员会审批,920日或1220日前完成MEL及学院审批程序。

3.    审批程序2(学校):按照厦门大学人事处的规定办理申请和审批手续(http://rsc.xmu.edu.cn),申请者进入厦门大学海洋科学环境科学与工程博士后流动站。自获批通知之日起一年内入站有效。

四、资助方式

1.        资助名额:每年资助5名。

2.   资助期限:时间为1-2。项目启动后如2年内无法完成,可以在项目结束1个月前申请延期,但只能申请一次6个月的延期,必须与原来的项目有延续性,并得到合作导师的批准。

3.   资助额度:

1       学校提供:博士后公寓低价租赁(MEL支付租金)及工资待遇(目前约3.5/)

2       MEL提供:在学校提供的基础上,MEL补齐工资待遇至13.5/(即目前MEL需另补10/),并配套科研经费2000美金(来厦入站或参加国际会议差旅费)。

五、研究任务和成果

1.        博士后来室工作时做开题报告,结束离室时做工作总结报告,并提交书面总结报告。

2.        博士后在本基金资助下所完成的论文、专著和研究报告等的第一完成单位应署名:近海海洋环境科学国家重点实验室(厦门大学),并注明:由近海海洋环境科学国家重点实验室(厦门大学)杰出博士后基金资助(The work was supported by an Outstanding Postodoctoral Scholarship from the State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science at Xiamen University)

六、联系方式

联系人:陈丽娜

电话:0592-2183033

传真:0592-2184101

邮箱:mel@xmu.edu.cn

网址:http://mel.xmu.edu.cn

 

Application Guidelines for MEL 2014 Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

1.        PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Since its establishment in 2005, the State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science at Xiamen University (MEL) has been dedicated to pursuing cutting-edge research on global change, focusing on marine biogeochemistry and its interactions with the marine ecosystem, emphasizing fundamental and interdisciplinary research, and utilizing technological innovation.

Rated as one of the excellent state key laboratories in China, MEL aims to foster innovative researches and interdisciplinary collaborations. With that in mind, MEL initiated the Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

The Fellowship funds innovative, ground-breaking projects that have the potential to advance knowledge in marine environmental sciences and other interdisciplinary research that fits into MEL research scopes.

2.         ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Applicants for the Postdoctoral Fellowship must have already obtained or be currently working towards a research doctorate (Ph.D.) or a doctoral-level degree comparable to a Ph.D. with equivalent experience in basic research (in this case, related documents should be provided to prove eligibility).

Candidates who already have a Ph.D. must have obtained their doctoral degree in the 3 years prior to the submission deadline (2011-2014).

3.        APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants are advised to contact a host supervisor in advance to explore the possibility of collaboration as well as discuss their research interests. We encourage confirmation of this intent to collaborate prior to the application submission. Information about the research interests of MEL faculty is available here.

Applications must include the following:

a)        A completed MEL Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellowship application form;

b)        An updated Curriculum Vitae;

c)        Your doctorate certificate (or documents which prove that you will be able to obtain a doctorate, or documents which prove your ability is equivalent to a doctoral-level degree);

d)        Contact information of at least three academic references.

e)   1-2 pieces of manuscripts which have been published.

There will be two opportunities per year for the fellowship application. All application packages must be submitted electronically to the administrative office via email. The submission deadlines are July 31st and October 31st. Unsuccessful candidates can apply more than once, provided they still meet all eligibility criteria.

4.        REVIEW PROCESS

There are two steps in the review process: MEL committee panel review and expert interview, and authorization by Xiamen University.

1)        Panel review and expert interview: MEL will set up a scientific committee to evaluate applications and proposals. Screened applicants will be invited for an interview with the ad hoc committee consisted of at least 10 experts.  Committee members will vote for their decisions. Subsequently, a further approval will be endorsed by the College of Ocean and Earth Science and/or the College of the Environment and Ecology. Successful candidates will be notified by September 20th and/or December 20th. All applicants will be informed with outcome of the competitions.

The application and selection process are strictly confidential, and neither the discussions of applications during review nor the information regarding unsuccessful applications are publicly released.

2)       Authorization of Xiamen University: The endorsed candidate list will be sent to the Personnel Division of Xiamen University for final authorization. Authorized fellowship awardees will be invited to follow the procedure and register at either the Marine Science Postdoctoral Research Center or the Environmental Science and Engineering Postdoctoral Research Center at Xiamen University, within one year from the date of final approval.

5.      AWARD CONDITIONS AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT

MEL will offer overall 5 Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellowship places each year.

Awarded fellows will be funded for 12-24 months. Fellowship holders will only have one opportunity to apply for a six-month extension for the proposed project. The extended research should align with the framework and scientific objectives of the proposed research project. Approval and endorsement from the host supervisor should be obtained one month prior to the fellowship deadline.

Xiamen University will provide every postdoctoral fellow with a single room apartment (monthly rental cost will be covered by MEL) and a fixed annual stipend of RMB 35,000 (equivalent to USD ~5,620). In addition, MEL will offer all fellows with an extra allowance of RMB 100,000 (equivalent to USD ~16,000) per year, and a travel cost of up to USD 2,000 for first travel to Xiamen or attendance at an international conference within the valid fellowship period.

6.      RESEARCH TASKS AND OUTCOMES

It is all postdoctoral fellows’ obligation to give a research seminar to introduce their research proposals and plans within the first month after registration. By the end of the valid fellowship period, fellowship holders are also required to share their research outcomes and achievements via another research seminar and a written report.

Research results and outcomes funded by the MEL Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellowship must be published in internationally recognized and peer-reviewed scientific journals. An acknowledgement of support by MEL must be included in any publication resulting from work carried out under the Fellowship, including abstracts presented to any conference/congress/workshop (e.g., “The work was supported by an Outstanding Postdoctoral Scholarship from the State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science at Xiamen University.”). Furthermore, a PDF file of each publication must be sent to the Administrative Office for record, which would be archived for the fellowship program.

      All rights are reserved to the State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science at Xiamen University (MEL).

 

Fellowship submission deadlines:

July 31st, 2014 / October 31st, 2014

Contact details

Ms. LinaChen

Administrative Office

State KeyLaboratory of Marine EnvironmentalScience

Zhou Long Quan Building, Xiang'an Campus, Xiamen University

Xiamen 361102, China

Tel: +86-592-2183033   Fax: 86-592-2184101

Email: mel@xmu.edu.cn       Website: http://mel.xmu.edu.cn